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My Bedroom Setup

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  1. J-a-m-e-s_7

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    Hi, I'm 18 and have been planning to do my bedroom for a while now. I started this thread before but didn't keep it up to date and since then have had problems with damp and have decided to re do the room and address the damp problems and any other things i wasn't quite happy with the first time it was done. This is sort of second time lucky! lol

    My room is quite small, the back room in the house but I like it and have got big plans, plus its easy to keep tidy lol The room is about 2.5m wide by 3.5m long.

    Most of the work will be done by myself, my brother will help out with some aspects were needed. Plastering will be left to a mate of mine. I'm in the trade my self and am mostly self taught, i have been doing work like this since i was around 7 starting off small and building up. My brother is an ict technician/part time electrician. Between us we have a wide range of trade skills and experience and have been lucky enough to build up a vast amount of contacts in the trade.

    I'm going to post pictures as the room develops starting with it just after I cleared it and stripped all the wall paper the first time around 3 years ago.

    Going for a complete renovation, plastering, decorating, flooring, furniture fixtures and fittings and finally the best part, plenty of av kit!!! The house is already wired with cat5 and running off a server. (Will talk about this later on) and post some pics when i get chance.

    Right... Plastering has been done, sadly forgot to take pictures and so only have pictures from after i decorated:facepalm:. Went for a feature wall grey and white on the other walls and intend to keep this once all the neccessary work has been carried out. Since then, have had Hammonds in to fit a fitted wardrobe on the door wall and i have to say am very impressed. Will Post pictues when i have time.

    Some of the problems to look at:
    Dampness/condesation issues
    Ventilation
    Un-even/Weak floor boards

    Looking for a 5.1 Package i like the jamo however would like an Onkyo reciever and have been advised not to mix the two as they are both bright sounding. Will get a demo from the nice guys at richer sounds before i buy.
    Going to install the cable for Sky Multiroom as i didnt want it going around the outside of my house. Will put it under the floor, i used Webro WF100 twin shot gun cable so hopefully sky+ and new box will be up and running soon. Also, adding a new socket behind my bed so will get my bro to run the cable etc while i do the donkey work and chop out the wall and fit the box.
    Plenty of other kit on the shopping list but i'd be here all night so will update as i buy. lol

    Kit List:
    Sony KDL32V4000 - Will be upgrading to 40" soon (Samsung Smart TV)
    Sony PS3 80gb
    Xbox Slim 250gb Model
    SKY+HD Box


    Any questions and feedback welcome!

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    Love it, my favourite set up on here :)
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    Thanks!.. more pictures coming soon. I've broke up for half term today so time to get moving.
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    Will be watching with interest James wish I had your ambition and skills at your age!

    I was always under the impression that Onkyo amps will go pretty much with any speakers but I could be wrong. Heard great things about the Jamo A102's which is what I'm assuming your thinking about last time I looked RS has some good prices on them too. Q acoustics always get good reviews too so could be worth a look!

    Keep the updates and pics coming.
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    Haha thanks. I guess i enjoy it really and i realise how much people charge to do things and sometimes then dont do it properly so in the end better off doing it yourself at least if anything goes wrong you can only blame yourself. Plus the more money i save on labour means more i have for kit!! :thumbsup:

    Yeah, i know some poeple who have the onkyo/jamo combination and are perfectly happy.. i suppose it's personal preference rerally. Yes it was the a102's probably with the onkyo 607 or 608 good value for the spec i think, with potential for upgrade. Will also check out the Q acoustics like you said.
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    Update!
    Sorry for lack of updates/posting people, have been busy at work.
    Have received majority of the cables i need and have fitted a new socket behind my bed, just got the filling and new flatplate socket to go on at a later date. Pics below.

    Slow progress has been down to two major factors. Firstly, working a lot but also a re-acuring damp problem which i am going to have to tackle. After seeking some specialist advice, turns out i can do it myself being a builder.
    Going to install my sky wiring tomorow will post pictures at some point aswell. Hopefully going to get a move on to get it done in time for christmas ...fingers crossed!

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    Also a couple of pictures of the cabling. (Cat5e,Coax,TwinSat,Lighting wire and other bits and pieces)

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    mate its all go now lol , no stopping ya ,, bet you get finished befor me lol , works driving me mad , need 2 good solid days to hammer it out now , whats the score with the damp problem in the end?
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    Yeah i hope so haha.. i dont know about that i keep changning my mind and adding new things, im terrible for doing that. Usually end up going backwards before i go forwards lol. As for the damp i replaced the guttering and downpipe, had the roof looked at by a friend and was told nothing was wrong and although old was still holding out. So in the end me and a plasterer mate came up with the idea of using a laminated board with built in insulation and vapour barrier, he's done a lot of houses round my local area and the old victorian houses are built with no cavity so the walls are just solid brick. Due to no cavity the air can't circulate and dry out the bricks or let them breath as the are designed to. Making it cold and damp from the inside. I was hoping i wouldnt have to board the wall however, have been assured it will solve the problem and in reality will only cost me less £100 for materials and to get it skimmed.
    Thanks for your help earlier on lockdown, really appreciate it. Always good to have a second opinion from someone who knows what they are talking about!
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    oh least you sorted it out , yeh no probs mate,, im always about, il help as much as poss

    yeh the solid walls are a pain to be onest but there are ways round these things lol

    ive changed me mind on the room so many times lol , driving me mad , but me tv turns up tommora so once i see that it will give me a kick to get on and finished lol , as im back on another job on monday and it be long days again so i wanna get home to a finished comfy room lol ,,,

    where did you get your speaker cable ?
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    Well i know what i've gota do just gota do it now...so i'll be boarding the wall this weekend. Might even have a little go at plastering as my mate thinks i ready to tackle a small area :rolleyes:. Only one way to find out i guess.

    haha well like you said seeing the tv arrive should help you ..light at the end of the tunnel and all that. Yeah theres nothing worse than coming home from a long days work only to start on your own stuff, really takes it out of you! we're both getting there tho..slowly but surely :laugh:

    The speaker cable is van damme blue i bought it from ebay, think it cost about £30 for 25m. (For Future reference, theres a guy on here that sells it too or cpc if you need a full reel). Havent tested it yet so lets hope it lives up to its reputation. More updates tomorow ...hopefully
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    ive used van damme in my room just got to get some for the rears now only need bout 7 meters lol , i had it left from a job lol only had bout 20m left on a 100m roll , but i knew it would come in handy , il order some in a minite while i remeber , what tv you gona have ?

    as for the plastering yeh give it ago mate hardest bit is useing the hawk and trowl togethr ,, or you could always tape and join it instead ?
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    haha your like me never waste anything off a job, will always come in handy somewhere down the line. Contact Joe Fernand on here he sells the stuff he'll be able to sort you out if not ebay

    The tv i have atm is a Sony kdl32v4000 which is a nice tv i've had it for about 3 years so looking to upgrade in the new year i think probably a samsung or panasonic 37" maybe..i'll see what offers are on!
    I was thinking about the tape and easifill option lol as i am plannign to have a wall mural papered on the wall so wouldn't really matter either way. Price is pretty much the same either way only a bag of multi finish.. i'm undecided
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    both ways skimmed or jointed once painted its hard to see the diffrence mate , il joint me tv wall and the av units just cos i can tape it fill it leave it while i do somink else , plus its cheating round the little bits and bobs , you cant go wrong with the jointing mate , just do it in thin layers so you wont have to sand down as much .

    i just bought a LG 32LD490 hoping ive made the right choice now , soon find out lol just hope it turns up in one peice :rolleyes:

    just not sure on the internet tv thing realy
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    Update!..sort of lol

    Haven't been able to get much done over the past couple of months, work has been busy. However, i have managed to do a couple of things. The damp problem is now solved..touch wood.

    Stripped all the plaster off back down to brick, took down the inner skin of the wall in the effected corner and rebuilt it solving the penetrating damp problem, i then ended up re-pointing the entire wall which was fairly time consumming. I then applied a waterproof membrane and have created a stud wall over the top which i have filled with 60mm celotex finished with foilback board as an extra precaution. The wall is now ready for plastering, got a mate coming in one of the days next week. I also managed to get my downlights in and they are so much better than the previous light, well chuffed with them.

    Will upload some more pics over the weekend although forgot to take pictures of the stud wall construction as i was doing it one night after work until the early hours haha. But if anyone would like any info i'd be happy to let them know. Next up in the floor.

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    Quick Pic of the fitted wardrobes i had fitted a year or so ago when the room was first decorated. Everything was fine for about 6 month to a year then damp started to appear so decided to go for a complete overhall again. Kept the wardrobe as i liked them and they were quite expensive but the caused a bit of a headache when solving the penetrating damp and condensation problems.

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    This is a picture of the finished stud wall containing 60mm celotex ga4000 and foilback board giving an extra layer of vapour control to help solve the condensation inssues. Have also run Speaker cable in the wall for my 2 rear speakers in place for when i order all my new av stuff


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    James
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    Next update is of running cables and moving/adding a socket on the main feature wall. As i mentioned before the room was decorated but started to get signs of mould/damp from condensation so am re doing it and addressing these problems as i go.


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    Running the cables under the floor on the landing up to the the hub/server in the attic.

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    Cables Run: 2 x Cat5, 1 x Telephone, 1 x Twin Sat (SKY) and 2 x coax (Aerial)


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    Wall stripped back down to plaster the damp had caused all the paint to peel. Rear Speaker cables run, aswell as the coax and twinsat. Starting to fill for mist coat.

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    Same wall in the corner before i moved the socket down.

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    The area where the socket is being moved to.

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    Socket moved down and new one added ready for av gear :thumbsup:

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    Mist coat now done and painting well on its way. Will post some pics when i've finished. Going for the same grey and white colour scheme as before.

    Feedback, Questions and any advice/ideas welcome.

    James
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    Will be replacing the subfloor soon and getting rid of the laminate its had a rough time and hasnt lasted at all. My original plan was to fit solid or engineered maple flooring. However, i am now thinking of going for carpet with cloud 9 underlay. Any suggestions or thoughts?

    As im getting closer to finishing i am looking at purchasing some kit namely the onkyo 608 with 5.1 speakers.
    Sky Multiroom will be ordered this month too.

    Anyone got any suggestions of what tv to buy? Looking to upgrade, led maybe not fussed about 3d though.

    Thanks in advance
    James
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    Good work.

    I keep hearing about this cloud 9 underlay, what's so special about it?
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    Hi Bizness, i was recomended cloud 9 by a friend of mine who fits carpets for a living he dropped me round a sample (it's like a foam style thing as a pose to rubber). He'll be fitting it for me if i choose the carpet option over wood flooring.

    The underlay has a lot of positive feedback from customers and the trade. It is a little more expensive than the avaerage underlay but gives a much better feel underfoot. It's also quite highly regarded for its thermal and acoustic properties. From what i've heard it's a top quality product. When it comes to carpets i always recomend to invest in a good underlay as it can pro long the life of the carpet. I was told by a carpet fitter that it is always better to have an expensive underlay with a cheaper carpet than an expensive carpet with a cheap underlay.

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    Right, I picked up the other materials i need to finish the stud wall on what was the damp wall. The main section is done just a bit left around the fitted wardrobe and inside. Due to the wardrobe being fitted on an out side wall we have had condensation forming on the inside resulting in black mould so i am going to insulate and solve the condensation/mould issue. Also, i must say i used to have a problem with condensation on the window in the morning but since i've done the work never had a problem:D. I decided to use rockwool 50mm insulation slab this time. Will post pictures tomorow when i get chance. Got a mate coming on saturday to skim the wall. Then i can finish the decorating.

    More updates to follow.

    James
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    I'll be keeping an eye on your thread here, I have a similar room with similar age/damp related issues :facepalm:
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    Hi, feel free to ask me any questions you have and i'll be happy to help. This problem is common in solid brick houses around the victorian era. There are a number of solutions to solve it, it's about picking which one best suited to your problem.

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    James
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    Update as promised. Work on the stud wall is finished and the plasterer has been this morning. Done an absolutely smashing job aswell, really happy with it! Now just waiting for it to dry out and i can get on with the rest of the work.

    The Rockwool Insulation I used in and around the wardrobe.

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    Couple of really basic questions, but I am pretty much pitiful at any DIY.

    The floor you have seems similar to mine; a patchwork collection of old and new boards, which it appears you have popped a laminate down on. Did you take the old boards up at all, or just board over?

    My ceiling is lathe and plaster behind wood boards around 6cm wide; I took a wrecking bar to check, but its just attic after that :) A friend suggested we could rip the whole thing down, put up a wooden frame and put plasterboard onto it, as I dont think the wood boarding will take the weight. Essentially, I guess, taking what you have done on the wall and putting up to make a new ceiling. Is this realistic, as my friend has a decent amount of DIY knowhow, including demolishing his house by hand and rope!

    Finally, how have you found the plaster took to the old bricks in general? Around my house, a decent amount is coming off as the house had no real maintainance done for years. Could I patch up, or is it best to take it all off and start again (although cash is an issue).


    Any help appreciated, it seems your one room is like my whole house :)


    Good job so far, its good to see what can be done with a little direction.
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    I apologise in advance for the essay reply lol :D

    The laminate was layed ontop of the original floorboards. The mixture of floorboards are all in good condition but the joist have warped a bit over the years and for one reason or another, floorboards have been replaced etc. The room used to house the boiler in an airing cuboard but i riped this out and moved the boiler to the kitchen. At the time it seemed like a cheap fix as re doing the sub floor wasn't an option. Looking back i dont know why i didnt do it :facepalm:. Old floor boards are fine though and can be re-secured with screws if they are in good condition (watch for pipes if you do tho) but in my case it will be cheaper and quicker to replace rather than try and salvage and match in. Since experiencing the damp and other small problems i decided to go for it and sort all these type of issues out. The floor will be getting pulled up, levelled and a brand new sub floor put down most likely plywood or osb ready for either carpet or flooring as you can see from the photos the floor is all over the place and in place out by nearly an inch. The way i see things and how i tackle jobs is if a jobs worth doing its worth doing properly and i would always recomend not to just cover over things and sweap them under the carpet. If you do things right the first time they wont need doing again!

    With regards to the ceiling would it be possible to post a picture and i will be able to get back to you in more detail. But by the sounds of it, it will probably be better to build a frame work like your friend has suggested and then plasterboard. I would then suggest insulating and you will get a lovely finish once plastered.

    The walls and plasterwork in my house are in good condition the house was gutted about 20 years ago however, sadly all work was carried out by a cowboy so have been gradually ripping things out and re-doing properly. The plaster was generally solid however any hollow spots i knocked off back to brick and had them bonded and then the whole room skimmed. If you dont remove the old or hollow plaster then you are likely to get cracks appearing etc. A skim is only around 3-5mm and will only last a few years if the base plaster is "rotten". If its really bad i would suggest knocking it off down to brick and plasterboarding dot and dab straight onto the wall then getting it skimmed. If its just certain areas get them patched to save money. You can do most of the donkey work yourself such as prep ie knocking the old plaster off, pva the walls etc. Wet plastering with browning or bonding isn't common unless for patching these days as usually labour is high for whole rooms so people generally go for the dot and dab and skim its pretty easy enough to do and you'll be suprised how quick it can go up. When i've done work for people i've come arcoss old plaster on a regualar basis and somtimes it's been salvageable others i've had to go back to brick and start again. I can recomend a video if you would like to know about dot and dabbing.

    Sadly, i know the issue with cash and its something that hits all off us at some point but i would recomend you spend the money to get it done right so maybe look at tackling a room at a time as and when you can afford it.

    Also, look at recycling some materials if lots of your floor boards are like a patch work you could maybe pick the worst room replace this and if you take up the old boards carefully use them to replace damaged ones in other rooms. Also shop around for materials there is often a noticable difference.

    Hope this helps and apologies if i sent you to sleep:boring: lol

    Regards James
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    The newly skimmed wall has completely dried out now and is ready for decorating etc sadly wont be doing anything until the weekend really as i have college, and a few jobs on which will ocupy the majority of my time this week. After looking through big john 1983's amazing house renovation (If you havent seen it i strongly suggest you do) it has given me fresh inspiration and even though the original plan was to have a wall mural on what was known as the "damp wall" having seen it in a bedroom situation it has made my mind up. I like the new york skyline sort of thing so watch this space! Currently waiting on my mate to get back to me about carpet and still can't make my mind up between carpet and flooring option.

    Will be spending some money on av gear and a wall bracket soon once i decide what tv i want. Also, beggining to look in more detail at furniture and am contemplating changing my bed for a sofa bed as it will be more suitable when my mates are over.

    Any ideas welcome.

    James
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    James, what did you use to fill the areas wehre you've moved the power sockets? I've used one of the new Polyfilla varieties recently, but haven't been impressed.
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    I filled them with bonding plaster and then some multi finish which i had lying around. Sadly thats about the extent of my plastering skills atm im just learning to plaster now. Not a big fan of polyfila if i'm honest i usually use easy fill as it sands of better. But for deep holes/patches like this etc i would just use some bonding and either fill a thin skim of filler or plaster over the top. I know not everyones lucky enough to have half a bag of plaster lying around in the shed tho so it works out a bit expensive but the bonding goes off rock solid and by the time you have filled you'd never have known there was a hole there.

    On the diy section i've seen some red devil filler being re omended by a decorator so im looking to try some of this and see how it performs.

    James
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    James, not really anything to add other than I'm really envious. I live in a rented house, but would love to undertake a project such as yours. I can't wait to see the finished article, so will be subscribing dude!:smashin:
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    Thanks, i'll try not to dissapoint lol. I hope you get a chance to do something like this someday its really good being able to see your plans go from scribbles and ideas on paper into the real thing and knowing you created it.

    I would have had it finished ages ago but work, college and other commitments seem to be taking over :thumbsdow.
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    No pics or updates this week as i have been busy working. So thought i'd take the time to post the ideas for furniture. Kind of restricted with the layout for multiple reasons e.g. size and the fitted wardrobe. So this just leaves me to choose the furniture for the feature wall which will house all the gear plus it needs to be practical for bedroom storage. Looking for a signle unit. Currently leaning towards the malm 6 drawer option in birch. Have also looked at B&Q Designer Modular furniture (Cooke and Lewis) either their version of the 6 drawer option with black drawer front and maple frame or their 3 drawer and dressing table option. Ideas and suggestions are very welcome at this point as its not an easy space to fill. People tend to think small bedroom less stuff in reality its small bedroom same amount of stuff and less space to put it!

    James
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